Mission

The mission of the C-RAIND's Seminar Series is to create an active, collaborative community at MSU around research in autism, intellectual, and other neurodevelopmental disabilities research. The series is designed to foster ongoing communication and discussions among researchers, and to promote interdisciplinary and cross-institutional collaborations.

Distinguished Speaker Series

The Distinguished Speaker series are intended to provide a venue to disseminate and discuss innovative research and results, and to foster relationships and networking with national and international experts in the field. The Series consists of lectures and presentations by invited speakers who are renowned researchers in the autism, intellectual, and neurodevelopmental disabilities field.

Brown Bag Series

The Brown Bag Series gives faculty an opportunity to introduce their ongoing research and receive feedback from their peers. The Brown Bags are intended for researchers to share their current ongoing research and receieve friendly feedback, insight, and ideas from others in the research community. Research at any stage is welcome, from brainstorming initial project ideas to sharing methodological problems for input to considering directions for additional research. We hope that by sharing our research challenges at all levels we can offer help to colleagues and tackle problems together.

2018/19 Upcoming Seminars

Brown Bags and Distinguished Speaker seminars are recorded and posted to C-RAIND's website and YouTube channel. The Brown Bag format is a 30-45 minute presentation with a 15-minute question & answer period. LUNCH IS PROVIDED.

SEPTEMBER 12TH | ROOM 2235, BIOMEDICAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCES 12:00 P.M.

Rebecca Kammes
Ph.D. Candidate, Human Development & Family Studies
College of Social Science  
“Romantic Relationships and Sexuality Expression for adults with IDD: What We Know and Where We Need to Go”


OCTOBER 10TH | ROOM 249, HANNAH ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 12:00 P.M.

Alexa Veenema
Ph.D., Psychology and Neuroscience
College of Social Science  

Function of sex differences in the brain for social behavior: Relevance for understanding sex bias in autism


NOVEMBER 14TH | ROOM 249, HANNAH ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 12:00 P.M.

Daniel Campbell
Ph.D., Pediatrics and Human Development
College of Human Medicine  
“Gene-Environment Interactions in Autism”


DECEMBER 12TH | ROOM 249, HANNAH ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 12:00 P.M.

Sarah Douglas
Ph.D., Human Development & Family Studies
College of Social Science  
“What we Know about Partnering with Paraeducators to Educate Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities”


JANUARY 9TH | ROOM 249, HANNAH ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 12:00 P.M.

Ana Duenas
Ph.D. Candidate, BCBA - Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education
College of Education  
“Coming Soon!”


FEBRUARY 13TH | ROOM 249, HANNAH ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 12:00 P.M.

Megan Yasick
M.A, CFY-SLP - Communicative Sciences and Disorders
College of Communication Arts and Sciences  
“Understanding how Clinicians Simplify their Speech when Talking to Children with Language Delays”


MARCH 13TH | ROOM 1300, FACILITY FOR RARE ISOTOPE BEAMS 12:00 P.M.

Len Abbeduto
Ph.D., Director, UC Davis MIND Institute

Tsakopoulos-Vismara Endowed Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine  

“Coming soon!”

Dr. Abbeduto’s research at the UC Davis MIND Institute focuses on the development of language across the lifespan in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. His current projects focus on the factors accounting for variation in the course of language in children, adolescents, and young adults with fragile X syndrome, autism, or Down syndrome. These projects seek to identify the behavioral, biological, and environmental influences that shape language in these conditions.


APRIL 10TH | ROOM 1300, FACILITY FOR RARE ISOTOPE BEAMS 12:00 P.M.

Somer Bishop
Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry
STAR Center for ASD & NDD's, University of California, San Francisco
“Coming soon!”

Dr. Bishop is an Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at UCSF. She is a clinical psychologist with expertise in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Her research and clinical interests are focused on ASD symptom manifestations in individuals of different ages and levels of ability, as well as on differentiating between ASD and other developmental disabilities across the lifespan.

Charles "Lee" Cox

Professor and Neurophysiologist, Chair of Physiology
Department of Physiology

Sarah N. Douglas

Assistant Professor
Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Marisa Fisher

Assistant Professor
Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education

Janet Hauck

Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology

Kristin Rispoli

Assistant Professor
Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education

Courtney E. Venker

Assistant Professor
Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Daniel Vogt

Assistant Professor
Pediatrics and Human Development